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Legislative Priorities

2021 Legislative Priorities

2021 Legislative Session


The 2021 session begins March 3 and ends April 30.


2021 LEAD Advocacy


NASW-FL is expanding our legislative advocacy with a comprehensive digital solution to amplify our message. You can take action on specific legislation and regulations that matter to you.


This year we are focusing our advocacy efforts on:


SB1024 / HB701 - Expands Public Access for Mental Health Services


HB301 / SB690-  Bans Conversion Therapy of Minors in Florida


HB1 / SB484 - "Anti Protest Bill"


SB404 / HB183 - Increases Health Equity 


SB 300 / HB 923 - Expands Access to Higher Education


HB383 / SB590 - Involuntary Examinations of Minors 


SB 80 / HB 1473 - Modernizes and updates child welfare system


HB 231 / SB 260 - A proactive, coordinated, dedicated approach to connect Veterans and their families to mental health services


Click Here to view Key Legislation


Click here to access Legislative Advocacy



Response to the Court

Ruling Overturning the Ban on Conversion Therapy


NASW-FL has 
issued a statement on a recent court ruling overturning a ban on conversion therapy for children under 18. We expect legislation banning conversion therapy to be introduced this session in the Florida Legislature.

NASW-FL will support this legislation as outlined in our 2021 Legislative Priorities. A special thanks to NASW members Allan Barsky, PhD, MSW and Fabio A. Naranjo, PhD, MSW for their input on the statement.

Click here to read the full statement.


2021 LEAD Flyer

​​​​​​​​​Each year, the NASW-FL Board of Directors approves its overall advocacy agenda. This agenda is a broad perspective of our overall goals for the session and what we stand for as an association. Later, as bills are filed with the Florida Legislature, this agenda will be our guide for what bills to support or oppose. It also helps direct our action when the Governor’s office or other executive agencies create new policies that impact our profession or our clients.​​

LEAD
March 22 - 24, 2021













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